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After making their very first T-shirt, a pair of brothers knew what they wanted to do with the rest of their lives. They didn't know much about business or design, but they knew what they liked. They put a childhood drawing of a grinning face on shirt and framed it with the phrase "Life is Good." It became both their brand and their philosophy, and they and their products soon headed to multiple cities. The stores still sell plenty of uplifting apparel, donating 10% of their net profit to help kids in need. In local stores such as Life is Good Newport, the shelves boast a greater variety of products, including fashion for women, men, and kids and themed sports apparel from the likes of the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA to Under Armour and even doggie toys and leashes in the Life is Good theme.

164 Thames St
Newport,
RI
US

The Preservation Society of Newport County protects and showcases Newport's one-of-a-kind architectural heritage. During tours of Newport's museum-houses, visitors get a glimpse into three centuries of American history, from the French Baroque styling of Rosecliff, high-Victorian splendor and fancy French name of Chateau-sur-mer. Tourists can trace the steps of some of America's most wealthy families as they explore latter-day castles such as Cornelius Vanderbilt II's The Breakers or the Isaac Bell House. Special events give guests a hands-on insight to the everyday people that worked in New England's most famous mansions, while annual occasions such as the Newport Flower show celebrate the treasured traditions and landscapes of Newport each year.

44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport,
RI
US

Store manager Rob, who has certifications from Schwinn and Shimano, oversees repairs and advises customers on purchases at Newport Bicycle. In addition to carrying bikes from Jamis, Lapierre, Schwinn, and Nirve, the store also stocks athletic clothing, shoes, and accessories.

89 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd
Newport,
RI
US

Helly Hansen Newport, the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, is a world wide distributor of the finest boating, winter sports, and rainwear apparel. Our friendly staff are always available to assist you with your purchase decisions and offer you expert advice.

154 Thames St
Newport,
RI
US

The Newport Summer Jam 2011, a benefit concert for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, invigorates concertgoers with a lineup of notable blues and jazz performances along the Newport waterfront. Jazz wunderkind Grace Kelly—a 19-year-old alto saxophonist, singer, and composer whose musical prowess has garnered praise from Wynton Marsalis and NPR—kicks off the night with an energy-drenched set wrought with proficient playing and living, sentient brass. Blues legends James Montgomery, a harmonica virtuoso known for recording with Kid Rock and sitting in with Gregg Allman, and Duke Robillard, a guitarist recognized for his work with Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, join Kelly onstage for a group jam session applied liberally to huge slices of toast.

4 Bowens Wharf
Newport,
RI
US

Alex and Ani's jewelry is designed to be not only beautiful, but inspirational and unique. Within the shop, customers can take a seat in the formidable designers' chair at the bangle bar to begin the process of customizing their choice of adornment. Each piece is expandable to ensure a perfect wrist or finger-hugging fit. From stacks of Russian gold wrist bangles piled high with Byzantine coin pendants and metal beads, to simple hoop earrings dripping with glass teardrop beads, to men's wire bracelets, there is something for everyone in the Alex and Ani treasure trove. Browse their chic yet trendy collection of bracelets, rings, earrings, and hair accessories to bedeck yourself for the holiday season or give the gift of glimmering appendages.

1 Bowens Wharf
Newport,
RI
US